Ruth Chavez

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Chavez, Ruth B.

Ruth B. Chavez, age 85, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was born in La Joya, NM on August 19, 1931, to Pedro and Maria Aragon Baca. Ruth was a woman of great faith. She loved time with her family and her grandchildren. She liked to embroider sheets, crossword puzzles and turtles. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard R. Chavez; son, Daniel G. Chavez; sister, Edna Zaman; and grandson, Elias Chavez.

Ruth is survived by her loving and devoted children, Kathy Gonzales and husband Gilbert, Joyce Chavez, Janice Baca and husband Ted, Steven Chavez and wife Patricia, Alice Belmontez and husband David, Anthony Chavez and wife Susan and Carlos Chavez and wife Virginia; brothers, Tomas Baca and wife Mary, Johnny Baca and Richard Baca and wife Sylvia: sisters, Brei Baca and wife Hermie, Miriam Armijo and husband Louie and Lida Manning; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 9:00 am at El Buen Pastor Church , South Park St., Socorro, with Services to follow at 10:00 am. Clergy will be John DeCosta. Pallbearers will be Danielle Ochoa, Desiree Chavez, Melanie Chavez, Rachel Ochoa, Marleina Sierra and Amanda Baca. Honorary Pallbearers are Arlene Chavez and Dana Chavez. Interment will follow at the Socorro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Ruth's honor to El Buen Pastor Church. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit Ruth's care has been entrusted to

Daniels Family Funeral Services

309 Garfield St

Socorro, NM 87801


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309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 11, 2017